If you have dreams of climbing K2 or cycling cross-country—the Matt Prior Adventure Academy can help you with that bucket list.Started by Matt Prior, an ex-RAF Pilot and British Military Overseas Expedition leader who has a backpack full of his own impressive feats, the Hong Kong-based Adventure Academy takes a pragmatic approach to adventure travel, with tips and hands-on training. During the week-long courses in Indonesia, groups of no more than three participants will learn to ascend an active volcano, motorbike across rugged terrain, and plan overland excursions. But heed the website’s warning: “If you need a hot shower and Wi-Fi each day, this is not the course for you.”
Intro offer of £999 ($11,794) per course, includes internal flights in Indonesia, food, transport, park fees, fuel and guide fees. Five percent of profits benefit the children’s charity NSPCC.www.mpadventureacademy.com.